Monday, June 28, 2010

INS numbers for hydrocolloids

           Polysaccharide                INS                     number Function
Alginic acid                      400      Thickening agent, stabiliser
Sodium alginate               401      Thickening agent, stabiliser, gelling agent
Potassium alginate           402      Thickening agent, stabiliser
Ammonium alginate         403      Thickening agent, stabiliser
Calcium alginate              404      Thickening agent, stabiliser, gelling agent,
                                                       antifoaming agent
Propylene glycol alginate         405      Thickener, emulsifier, stabiliser
(propane-1,2-diol alginate)
Agar                                          406      Thickener, stabiliser, gelling agent
Carrageenan (including            407      Thickener, gelling agent, stabiliser,
furcelleran)                                             emulsifier
Processed Euchema Seaweed   407a     Thickener, stabiliser
Bakers yeast glycan                  408      Thickener, gelling agent, stabiliser
Arabinogalactan                       409      Thickener, gelling agent, stabiliser
Locust bean gum                      410      Thickener, gelling agent
Oat gum                                    411      Thickener, stabiliser
Guar gum                                 412      Thickener, stabiliser and emulsifier
Tragacanth gum                      413      Emulsifier, stabiliser, thickening agent
Gum arabic (Acacia gum)       414      Emulsifier, stabiliser, thickener
Xanthan gum                           415      Thickener, stabiliser, emulsifier, foaming
Karaya gum                             416      Emulsifier, stabiliser and thickening agent
Tara gum                                 417      Thickener, stabiliser
Gellan gum                              418      Thickener, gelling agent and stabiliser
Gum ghatti                              419      Thickener, stabiliser, emulsifier
Curdlan gum                           424      Thickener, stabiliser
Konjac flour                            425      Thickener
Soybean hemicellulose            426      Emulsifier, thickener, stabiliser, anticaking
Pectin                                      440      Thickener, stabiliser, gelling agent,                                                                    emulsifier
Cellulose                                 460      Emulsifier, anticaking agent, texturiser,
                                                           dispersing agent
Microcrystalline cellulose       460 (i)   Emulsifier, anticaking agent, texturiser,
                                                         dispersing agent
Powdered cellulose               460(ii)   Anticaking agent, emulsifier, stabiliser and
                                                                 dispersing agent
Methyl cellulose                    461      Thickener, emulsifier, stabiliser
Ethyl cellulose                      462      Binder, filler
Hydroxypropyl cellulose      463      Thickener, emulsifier stabiliser
Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose      464      Thickener, emulsifier stabiliser
Methyl ethyl cellulose          465      Thickener, emulsifier, stabiliser, foaming
Sodium carboxymethyl cellulose    466      Thickener, stabiliser, emulsifier
Ethyl hydroxyethyl cellulose           467      Thickener, stabiliser, emulsifier
Cross-linked sodium                        468      Stabiliser, binder
carboxymethyl cellulose
Sodium carboxymethyl                    469      Thickener, stabiliser
cellulose, enzymatically

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